Born and raised on Long Island, NY, I grew up doing all the school musicals. Some favorites were Peter Pan, Annie Get Your Gun, and Anything Goes. I loved acting and was inspired to get involved in theatre because my older brother (who helped me create this site ;)) was involved in the school plays too (he played Albert in “Bye Bye Birdie” when he was in 5th grade :))! Prior to that, I was so scared and shy! My twin brother and I were heralds in our first grade production of Cinderella. After 4th grade, I kept doing shows and never looked back!
When it came time to go to college, I decided to, as I said in my last high school show’s bio, “pursue academic endeavors,” and attended Boston University where I studied Psychology. I never stopped performing though. I was heavily involved in the collegiate a cappella scene, and I was the Perc Man (vocal percussionist) for In Achord. I also missed acting so much after not doing it for a year, that I auditioned for BU’s excellent theatre program for non majors, Stage Troupe, and got my first real taste of drama playing Clifford in “SideMan.”
I was a little lost after college, and I didn’t quite know what to do with myself. I was studying to take the entrance exams to get into a PhD program for Psychology, and I was overwhelmed with life post college. I saw the original Broadway production of “The 39 Steps” with my grandma, and I knew what I had to do! I stopped studying for my tests, looked up New York acting programs, decided Stella Adler was the best fit, auditioned, and was accepted!
I began auditioning while training, and applied very late to the 2011 Strawhat Auditions. I applied so late that I wasn’t accepted. However, my information was distributed to all the companies and one company, Shakespeare in the Valley, invited me to audition! I was honored to play Hamlet with such a wonderful group of actors, and I had a lot of help with preparation from my fabulous teacher, Christa (If you need a coach, she’s awesome)! It was a great experience and I met some very special people there. To support my acting career, I work at US Jesco, doing live infomercials! It’s a hoot! (yes, I used the word, “hoot”)
I’ve had the pleasure of working on some great projects with amazing people. And I’d never be capable of doing any of it without my teachers, and my supportive and loving family and friends! Thank you! Always looking forward to more!!!
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